A surveillance video was released by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas on Tuesday showing a burglar break into a couple’s home and then watch their baby boy as he slept.
The incident, which took place on April 5, was caught on the homeowner’s security cameras installed throughout the home, including in the baby’s nursery, TheBlaze reports.
The police were tipped off after Thinh Le’s neighbor called Le and told him he discovered his laptop and briefcase in their yard. The items were in his home the night before.
Le said $60 was missing from his wallet.
According to KXAN, the surveillance footage shows a man, who appears to be between 16 and 18 years old, wearing a New Era baseball cap with a San Antonio Spurs logo on it. He has what could be Asian characters tattooed behind his right ear.
It seems as though the teen knew the cameras were watching his every move said Le.
"He looked up at some of the cameras and saw and made some statement that I'm here and don't care," Le told ABC 13 Eyewitness News.
The suspect can be seen walking through the home, even going in the 2 ½-year-old’s room to hover over the crib and shine a light on the toddler.
“My stomach was turning,” Le said, according to KXAN. “I was really upset [about] what happened.”
“As soon as I know we got broke into, I went in there right away and I checked on him,”Le continued. “I kissed him so hard. I was so happy to see him. He’s OK.”
According to KHOU, the suspect, who is still at large, snuck into the family’s home through a first story window that was left unlocked.
The burglar moved on to another home in the same area, but a dog’s bark woke up the sleeping couple in the house to the intruder, who quickly fled.
“He had no problem being in someone’s house, knowing that they were home sleep. That takes a lot of nerve,” Crystal Cox, who found Le’s belongings in her yard, told the news station.